CSR 124 - Quibbles and Facets
Previous round: CSR 123 - Slightly Super Saloons
RequirementsI will not look at cars that fail these requirements. (These are some real soft balls so there should be no worries).
- Trim and Engine Variant Year must be set within 1975-2000.
- For the sake of simplicity, the car must be stock. I will assume everything on the car is from the factory.
- Engine Variant year must not be later than Trim year
- Engine must have no race parts.
- Must use 95 RON or lower
- No Semi-Slick tires
- Minimum 2 full seats
- Minimum 40 Drivability (35 drivability with a manual transmission)
- Minimum 15 Comfort
- Minimum 30 Safety
- Minimum 55 Reliability
- Minimum 30 Environmental Resistance
- Approximate Cost when new must be under $40,000
Used price will not stand in the way if Chaz is dead set on what car he wants. Therefore, there’s no used price calculator this round.
Style – How the car looks is half the battle. Get weird with it. If its not pretty, make sure the car owns up to its bad styling in an endearing way. How much cool-factor does it have? Refer to the designing note below the considerations for more info.
Engineering Competence – Does the engineering make sense for what it is? Is there something about the car that would make it interesting to drive? If it has unusual tech, is it put to good use? This round is wide open, but that is not a free pass to make a min-max technology salad.
Performance - In general terms, how well does it do what it is supposed to do? How does it compare to other cars of its class?
Coherence - Does the styling match what the car is trying to achieve with engineering?
Reliability - Reliability woes might make for more video content, but it also makes Chaz sad.
Safety - Dying makes Chaz’s fans sad. Some safety would be nice but it is diminishing returns after a point. Hey maybe safety tech is part of what can make your car special.
Service Costs - Chaz wants his fun car to be low stress. It shouldn’t be a money pit unless its really worth it.
Price - The price in itself is not important, but you don’t have a blank check to throw everything you want into a car. If another car does what yours can do for cheaper/with less quality points, it will be more a more appealing purchase.
Presentation - Sell me on what makes your car special for Chaz. Maybe the car speaks for itself, or an ad/catalogue adds to the cool factor. Is there any history behind the car you are selling?
Fuel Economy - Less time at the gas station is more time on the road. Going along with service costs, Chaz doesn’t want his fun car hemorrhaging money.
Comfort - It doesn’t have to be luxurious by any means, but Chaz should be able to enjoy short road trips without major discomfort.
Prestige - A car that manages to be both prestigous and quirky is a win in Chaz’s book.
Environmental Resistance - A modicum of environmental resistance would go a long way in the car’s survival in a New York climate.
This is a design heavy round, so I’m encouraging some creativity with styling. That doesn’t mean you need to sculpt your masterwork out of shredded tire bits, Lite-Brites, and your tears like you’re trying to get instagram coverage. Use as many or as little fixtures as it needs to execute your idea effectively. I’d like to direct people to this post if you haven’t seen it before. It applies here as much as anywhere else in Automation. A place for every fixture, every fixture in its place (thats how that saying works right?)
Try checking out concept cars if you’re starved for ideas. Here’s a good resource for concept car inspiration.
Model and Engine Family name: CSR 124 – “forum username”
Trim: Make/Model/Trim of car
Variant: Engine Model/Variant
Message me on the forum with the .car file to submit. While I’m on discord, I may miss your entry if you send it to me there.
Entry Deadline July 1st at 10:00 PM EST
It is not required, but lore cars and creative ads are encouraged for this round.